Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM is an Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Canon EF-S mount cameras.
Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM is compatible with cameras that have Canon EF-S lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF-S lenses are Canon T8i, Canon 90D and Canon SL3.
Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM has a focal range of 17-55mm and 3.2X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 27.2-88mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.17x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.35m. 0.17x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 17mm all the way to the 55mm .
Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM's optical formula consists of 19 elements in 12 groups . Special elements used in this design is Super Spectra coatings.
Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM doesn't come with a lens hood but there is an optional lens hood with a part code of EW-83J that you can order separately.
Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM is available in Black color.
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